WL//WH Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – June #23-21

Eric Rondepierre photography

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Berlin-based experimental /electronic /minimal synth /post-industrial /darkwave project by duo Lee and Michal Laudarg aka NNHMN “Tomorrow’s Heroine” title track from upcoming EP “Tomorrow’s Heroine”

Berlin-based duo seamlessly craft as extremely elegant and minimal, as it is entrancing and sensual, dark-electro sound with a neon-lit dancefloor edge, in a constant magnetic palpitating flow of ethereal, melancholic and decadent atmospheres laced with trance-inducing shivers of eerie iridescent moods, through swishing tinny beats, throbbing droning bassline and ringing bright synth chords chiming around haunted atmospheric female vocalizations dripping silky crying tears of echoing pain. 

  • Leipzig, Germany techno /coldwave /darkwave /synth solo project, нат.аша “ay.var” (Single)

As we already part of нат.аша appreciation society, although well aware the sound quality needed to be tweaked, Leipziger ‘dark´n wavy’ solo-project is back, after a revaluation pause, with a mind-boggling buzzing bassline that inoculates into your brain long after it’s over, and a punchy and dry rhythmic pattern as enough, whilst after a bleak, sinister intro of ominous sharp anticipation, shivering high anxiety synth strains wander dramatically atop the atmospheric low-intensity of haunted vocals slowly shedding death and demons into an expanding glowing lament of fearful nightmares.

  • Las Vegas-based industrial /EBM /goth /electronic /darkwave Mexican solo project Fairy Pussy “Shadowcraft” (Single)

Las Vegas-based DIY one-man project combines sensual, hypnotic and blinking dancefloor moods inexorably induced by an old-school stuttering bass line, swept by atmospheric synth swathes, amidst erotic sights, primal groans, and alluring male whispers, together with a rising grimy and discordant industrial interlude of demented distorted screams, with great effect. Check the cool and edgy black and white dance sequence visualizer in synch with the music.                          

  • Darkwave/EBM/Synthwave female solo project from Turkey, BEWITCHED AS DARK “For The Lost Souls”                   
  • Spanish synthpop /synthwave /minimal synth project of Jose Enterrado from Barcelona, Proyecto Periferia “El Alquimista (Intersigno Mix)”
  • Prague, Czechia experimental /ambient /dark electronics artist IMA TEVA “Pohni se mnou” from the album “V kruhu” on Divnosti
  • US darkwave/post-punk/ambient band formed in 1988 in Tempe, AZ, LYCIA “Galatea” from 10″ vinyl “Casa Luna” EP on Avantgarde
  • London, UK experimental /electronic /psych /post-punk project of Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead (Raime / Blackest Ever Black) as well as long time collaborator and percussionist visionary Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga / Vanishing Twin), aka MOIN “Crappy Dreams Count” from the upcoming album “Moot!” on AD 93
  • Brussels based post-punk /darkwave /coldwave duo PARTIKUL “E.M.I” from the upcoming LP “Related memories” on Exit does not exist Records                                                                                                             
  • Spanish Experimental /Industrial /Darkwave project of Des Âmes Libres member Germán Sánchez, a.k.a. M Λ N D I V U L Λ “Fading Lights” (NØVAK, 2018) from the compilation LP “FALL AND RISE (REJECTIONS & CURIOSITIES)”
  • Berlin-based post-punk /darkwave trio THE NEU NEON “Karma” new single
  • Mexican Dark-Wave//Synth Electronics project of Daniel Rossier, DAS LEIDEN ”Maledizione Di Amare” from the vinyl 12″ album “Chapter I, Dies Irae” – (Pack version) on Infravox Records
  • Swedish synthpop /wave project of Lars Voith aka VOITH ”Falling In Love With You – Remix” from the album “Outtakes, Originals & Schizophrenia”
  • Swiss electro body wave duo Kleio Thomaïdes et Shlomo Balexert, aka Bound by Endogamy – “Junktion Rivers” off upcoming 7″ EP ” Walk with a tumored dog” on LUX Rec.
  • Belgian electro /coldwave /synthpop duo based in Brussels, ULTRA SUNN “Silver Smile” new single on Cold Transmission Music.                                                                                                                                                 
  • Paris, France post-industrial /electroclash /techno /dark electronics solo project of Téo Comon, FLUX – “Jeune Héritier” from “DANDY TRASH” EP on DÉRIVE75
  • Beijing-based Canadian synth-pop /post-punk /electronic musician (1/2 of Hot & Cold), Simon Frank “Don’t Understand” from the album “So Dream It” on Absurd TRAX
  • Mexican Post-Punk /Electro-Rock duo of Badalt & Levantine, aka Red Eyes & Tears “The Light” from “The Light” EP
  • German minimal /synthwave /dark electro DIY solo project Age O.P.F “Beware Of Me” from the cassette EP “xiS”
  • Malmö bred relocated to Paris experimental /post-punk /synthwave solo project of former RA member, Simon Minó “In the Mood for Love” from the album “Alma / Flora” on Choléra Cosmique
  • Amsterdam/Berlin-based EBM /darkwave /synthpunk duo HOLLOW REFLECTION “Hollow Reflection (Deprived of Substance)” from the upcoming S/T LP
  • Greek dark electronics /analogue synth project of Toxic Razor (Beatbox Machinery, Eerie Sopor, Paradox Obscur), METAL DISCO – “Vile” from upcoming EP “Rough & Dirty” on his own Werkstatt Recording
  • Paris based post-punk /techno /synthwave project of DJ Varsovie & Blind Delon, aka Été 97 “Far Away” title track from the new EP on Intervision
  • Barcelona-based post-punk 4-piece Paranormales “Camino – S Y Z Y G Y X Remix” from the remix album “VERSUS” on Cleopatra Records
  • Canadian darkwave dream of visual artist and musician, Shannon Hemmett of Vancouver, BC-based outfit, ACTORS, aka LEATHERS “Reckless” new single on Artoffact Records
     
  • Berlin-based dreamy synth minimal wave duo Her Absence Fill The World “Inside, Outside” from the cassette EP “Part-time Punk” on Detriti Records
  • Ukrainian minimal darkwave /coldwave solo project NOVA GUARDIA “Substitute” from “Episode” EP (raw live recordings made during 20182021)
  • Swiss experimental /NDW /coldwave /minimal wave /synthpop /electronic project of Carlo Onda, Karl Kave “I Don’t Wanna Known (Mario Winans)”                                                                                                                               
  • Houston, TX-based Post-Punk/ New Wave trio, Don’t Get Lemon “Working Man’s Ballet (M!R!M Remix)” from the new 7″ Flexi Disc single “Working Man’s Ballet” on à La Carte Records
  • UK analog retro /new wave /synthwave /electro-pop outfit Analogue Electronic Whatever ”European Home – Jeff Appleton Reintegration Mix” from “5 – Boys Toys Electric Irons & TV’s” 5th Anniversary 20 track CD/Tape album
  • Vermont‘s coldwave/synthpop/minimal wave solo project Triumphant Race “Life’s Illusions (Ice the Falling Rain Cover)” from the cover EP “Boys Just Wanna Have Fun”
  • Los Angeles, CA synth-punk/ darkwave /post-punk duo NO EXITS “Modernized”
  • Southern California‘s minimal synth /synthpop solo project No One Lives On Henley “The Deepest Cut” new single
  • Cleveland, OH minimal analog synth solo project Our Unseen Guest – “Rebels of Today” from “Lost Flowers” album collection of previously unreleased songs and sketches.
  • German electro /synth-pop /synth wave/new wave musician Philipp R. Münch, The Rorschach Garden “the grey array (in between dreams mix)” from upcoming LP “we are vanishing” on ant-zen
  • Stockholm, Sweden post-punk /new wave /indie solo project by The Exploding Boy frontman Johan Sjöblom aka SJÖBLOM “Brand New Life (Agent Side Grinder Remix)” from the second single from forthcoming SJÖBLOM album “Demons”.
  • Brooklyn, NYC post-punk /darkwave duo, A Cloud of Ravens “The Earthen Call [ACTORS Remix]” from the remix album “Another Kind of Midnight [The Remixes]” on Cleopatra Records
  • Portland, OR Italo disco /post-punk /synthpop duo RITUAL VEIL “How I Like It” from the new EP “Keep Looking Down”
  • Mexico City post-punk /new wave 4-piece PRISMATIC SHAPES “Gloomy Afternoon (Twin Tribes Remix)” from “Through The Prism” on Static Blooms Records
  • Synth Post-Punk duo from Colombia, Das Kelzer ”I Don’t Care Anymore” off “Quälen” EP on Nevel Records
  • The Hague, Netherlands post-punk /deathrock duo, Lifeless Past – ”No Time (Remix by Statische Monotonie)”
     
  • French dark trance /techno /electro DJ/producer from Marseille, Mila Dietrich “Drive and cry feat. Lovataraxx” from the new album “You should save me soon”
  • Greek dark electronics /analogue synth project of Toxic Razor (Beatbox Machinery, Eerie Sopor, Paradox Obscur), METAL DISCO – “Μοιραία Στιγμή” from upcoming cassette EP “Καμία Εξουσία” on his own Werkstatt Recording
            
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /synthwave /minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “Spar Dir Deinen Schmerz Für Den Krieg” off the album “Elektronik Vorhut”                                                                                                         
  • La Crosse, Wi industrial /techno /EBM solo project Choke Chain “Expire” (bonus track) from “Death Tactics” Vinyl 12″ compilation of the first two Choke Chain EP’s
  • Montana‘s new industrial/noise/EBM project headed by Rob Robinson (ohGr, Sergeant Sawtooth, Hate Dept., Black Line), Order of the Static Temple “Shadow and Agony” from upcoming LP “Rise In Fire” on Negative Gain Productions
  • Hungarian metal /TBM /dark electro /aggrotech /terror-EBM trio 3.N.D “Hungarian e.p.m.” off “PWPP” EP on Raw Russian
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /synthwave /minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 “Stay Cold”                                                
  • Gothic-electro band from the UK/Russia, ANTILAV “Goth” new single
  • Russian dark electro/experimental solo project from Moscow, ElektroTerapi “Zostaw Moje Sny” new single
  • Canadian electronic /darkwave /industrial duo from Toronto, Odonis Odonis “Trust” from upcoming album “Spectrums” on Felte.
  • Coyhaique, Chile techno /synthwave producer Jose B.B “IN XTASY”
  • French coldwave /post-punk solo project FRANCE FROIDE – “Je n’irai pas en Terrasse”                                       
  • German lo-fi /coldwave /post-punk project German Bot “Schutt Und Asche”                                                       
  • Polish post-punk /coldwave project Jasnowidz “Obieżyświat” from the album “W Górach”                                                 
  • Norwegian New wave | Post-punk | Indie rock from Oslo, TÅSEN TEA PARTY “REFUSE”                                     
  • Polish new wave /post-punk solo project Alfa – “Chocholi Taniec”
                           
  • Tallahassee, Fl darkwave /new wave /synthpop solo project Candle Wishes “Liquid Days” from the new single “Liquid Days / South Bell”
  • Alaska-based gothic coldwave/darkwave artist, Bartram Haugh “Empty Shadows” from the 7th album “Withdrawn”
  • German post-punk /new wave /gothic rock solo project YOUR OCEAN “Neon Industries” from the LP “Last days of Alnoxthenya”
  • Northern Virginia‘s gothic rock band lead by Brandon Pybus, SONSOMBRE “Optimist” from the album “Revival” on Cleopatra Records
  • São Paulo, Brazilian gothic /darkwave solo project of Sânian, aka BELLS OF SOUL “No Time to Regrets” from upcoming LP “Fragile to the Dawn”
  • Dundee, UK experimental noise /dark rock project by Jay Thurley, aka TEETHGRYNDER “Ornament” (Single)
  • German Post-Punk / Dark Wave from Cologne, ROPES OF NIGHT “Another Closing Door” from upcoming LP “Impossible Space”
  • Berlin-based EBM /New Wave /Coldwave /Post-Punk project of Johannes Stabel, aka XTR HUMAN “Starker Junge” from the new album “G.O.L.D” on Braid Records
  • Polish post-punk duo from Szczecin, KABLÉ “Na tamie” off S/T EP on Syf Records
  • Russian indie rock /post-punk solo project from Novosibirsk, Nishubert – “Молодости не будет” title track from the new EP on Русский пост-панк
  • Stockholm-based goth /new wave /post-punk project of Gustav Tranback, aka Dismal Plight “I Want To Take You There” second single from the upcoming debut album is “I Want To Take You There” on Inclub                            
  • Montreal, Quebec shoegaze / post-punk band THE CITY GATES “Claiming Race” from the upcoming LP “Age Of Resilience” on Velouria Recordz and on Icy Cold Records
  • Austin, TX coldwave /post-punk /darkwave solo project SKLTN CHR “Modern Art” new single
  • Russian indie rock /post-punk solo project from Moscow, вещивкартоннойкоробке “морфин” from the single “морфин / петля” on Русский пост-панк
  • Denpasar, Indonesia noise /dark wave /shoegaze /post-punk solo project PROPONIAL_ “Kematian” from the debut EP “Lekas”
  • Chicago, Il hardcore punk /post-punk outfit Canal Irreal “Pestes” from upcoming S/T album on The Beach Impediment.
  • Melbourne garage /post-punk 5-piece DELIVERY “Brickwork” from upcoming ltd. 7″ vinyl EP “Yes We Do” on Spoilsport Records
  • Berlin, Germany noise post-punk trio PIGEON “Can´t Cope With It” from the second LP “Deny All Knowledge Of Complicity” on adagio830
  • London, UK weird noisy, no-wave’y ‘motorik’ post-punk outfit MONONEGATIVES “Facssimile” title track from “Facssimile” EP on Mimetics zine (Italy).
     
  • Auckland, New Zealand experimental noise post-punk band (former members of Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing), Horror in Clay “Last Of The Summer Whining” off the new cassette EP “Live From Toad Hall” on Leeds based MUZAI Records
  • Russian indiepop/electronic/post-punk/dance-punk trio from Moscow, Всадники ЖКХ [vsadniki] “Комета (Subhuman Edit)” off “Эдитед энд ремиксед” EP
  • Paris, France ethereal /cinematic /classical /dark ambient act formed by Philippe Blache, Day Before Us – ”To the twilight gathering round” from the upcoming CD album “As my spirit wanders free”, out June/July 2021 on GH Records.                                                                                                                                                                                        

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